In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in allergy and immunology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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Project data establish national norm empathy scores for osteopathic medical students

February 5, 2019
Data from phase 1 of the nationwide Project in Osteopathic Medical Education and Empathy, or POMEE, have been used to develop the first and only…
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Pediatric corticosteroid use increases with poor asthma control documentation

January 29, 2019
Children with uncontrolled or undocumented control of their asthma symptoms were more likely to receive prescriptions for both oral and inhaled…
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Antibiotics linked to longer hospital stay for asthma

January 28, 2019
Patients hospitalized for asthma who received antibiotic therapy had a significantly longer hospital length of stay and higher hospital costs…
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Allergic, autoimmune diseases linked to functional GI disorders

January 28, 2019
Patients with allergic or autoimmune diseases are at higher risk for functional gastrointestinal disorders independent of psychological distress…
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Price disclosure through TV advertising may reduce consumer interest in high-priced drugs

January 23, 2019
Requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices in direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising could potentially reduce interest in…
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Benefits of FENO-guided asthma management passes from mother to child

January 21, 2019
Children born to women with asthma whose condition was managed based on the fraction of exhaled nitric oxide, or FENO, in addition to their asthma…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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1 in 5 NYC teens have undiagnosed asthma

January 16, 2019
Approximately 20% of teenagers in New York City have asthma symptoms but have not received a diagnosis, according to research published in The
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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One-fourth of costs for chronic disease care attributed to multimorbidity

January 8, 2019
Nearly one-quarter of all health system expenditure for chronic disease care was attributed to costs associated with comorbid conditions, above and…